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Grateful Longing

Can we feel gratitude and longing at the same time?

I had a mix of emotions this morning. As I walked through my home I was feeling extremely grateful. 275 more words

Personal Development

Gratitude as a Revolutionary Sentiment

It may well be that shame is a revolutionary emotion. Or maybe anger, which I have noticed does have a way of setting things in motion, although not always in the directions I had hoped or imagined. 598 more words

Consciousness- its nature

I once saw a movie of a stroke patient who post-stroke was unable to communicate, unable to move eyes in response to external stimuli, physically paralyzed also, therefore one could conclude that there was no ‘presence’ there and that there was no neural processing going on inside. 552 more words


Mornings of Wild Air and Fading Starlight

This morning I woke up to the sun rising in the east into a pink haze of clouds over a lake of utter stillness.  The air was colder than usual, which isn’t saying much this year, after a fall of above average temperatures.  449 more words


Hurtling towards my death

Last week I read a fantastic article that explored why it is that my generation, the under 35’s “generation Y” are unhappy. The article deeply resonated with me and the inner dissatisfaction I often feel with regard to needing to fulfil some greater, champion-like destiny. 568 more words


Presence and the Stages of Competence

Do you remember the old Billy Joel song, “Honesty?” It popped into my head as I was writing this post. But in place of the word “honesty” I heard “Presence.” 829 more words


The Grief Spiral

For in grief nothing “stays put.” One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? 

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